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Football News: Review Of The Day 9th May 2019

Review Of The Day 9th May 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Leicester City full-back Christian Fuchs has signed a one-year contract extension with the Foxes. The Austrian would have been out of contract this summer otherwise.

Veteran midfielder Edgar Barreto has extended his deal with Sampdoria until 2020.

Halifax Town defender Nathan Clarke has also extended his deal until 2020.

SPAL's goalkeeper Alfred Gomis has signed a new deal with the Serie A club, tying him down until 2022.

Marcus Maddison has signed a new deal with Peterborough United keeping him there until 2020.

Crewe Alexandra's veteran right-back Nicky Hunt has signed a one-year deal with the club running until 2020.

 

Transfers

Leicester City duo Danny Simpson and Shinji Okazaki will leave the club in the summer.

Barcelona are to release Douglas and Marc Cucurella in the summer.

Former Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is being released by FC Twente in the summer.

Millwall's top scorer Lee Gregory is leaving the club in the summer after 5 years with the Lions.

Sheffield United are releasing 5 players, Paul Coutts, Martin Cranie, Conor Washington, Daniel Lafferty and Caolan Lavery, in the summer. The promoted club have also transfer-listed 7 players ahead of arriving in the Premier League. Ched Evans, Leon Clarke, Jake Wright, Samir Carruthers, Nathan Thomas, Ben Heneghan and Ricky Holmes are all up for sale.

 

FIFA Uphold Chelsea's Transfer Ban

Despite previously allowing others leeway, FIFA have decided to mostly uphold Chelsea's 2 window transfer ban on signing players. They did relent on the signing of youth players with their statement reading: "The FIFA Appeal Committee believes that Chelsea's wrongdoing consisted in not respecting the prohibition from internationally transferring or registering for the first time foreign minor players. In the committee´s opinion, imposing a ban on registering each and every minor would not be proportionate to the offence committed. Consequently, the FIFA Appeal Committee decided that, as far as youth categories are concerned, the ban shall not cover the registration of minor players under the age of 16 who do not fall under the scope of art. 19 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, which refers to international transfers and first registrations of foreign minor players. Additionally, the FIFA Appeal Committee confirmed the fine of CHF 600,000."

 

QPR Turn To The Breadman

Queens Park Rangers have appointed Mark Warburton as their new manager to replace former England boss Steve McClaren. Warburton said: "QPR have a long-term outlook and I am excited about the challenge that lies ahead. They have a solid plan and know what they want." McClaren was sacked on 1st April with the R's in 19th place.

 

Trotters Head Into Admin

The high court have given Bolton Wanderers instructions to appoint an administrator. They will return to court on Wednesday, when they are expected to actually have a representative in court this time. Administration will see the club hit with a 12-point penalty ahead of the new season in League One. Current owner Ken Anderson, despite not bothering to turn up in court did release a statement regarding the failed takeover of the club by Laurence Bassini: "This has been a massive disappointment to me as I understand the serious implications administration will bring to the businesses. Regrettably his continued time wasting and empty promises have caused a great deal of heartache and frustration for the staff and supporters alike and now leave the Eddie Davies Trust and I with little or no choice other than for one of us to place the businesses into administration, as any likelihood of finding any resolution in the High Court hearing is not possible."

 

Russian Internationals Jailed For Hooliganism

A pair of Russian international footballers have been jailed for hooliganism after the duo, along with two other people, attacked a trade ministry official with a chair and beat up a driver in Moscow. Zenit St Petersburg star Aleksandr Kokorin, who has 48 caps for his country, is set to serve 18 months in jail, while Krasnodar player Pavel Mamaev, who has 15 caps, has been sentenced to 17 months. Kororin's younger brother Kirill and their mutual friend Alexander Protosavitsky have also been found guilty.

 

Telstar Player Sacked For Watching Ajax

Telstar's 25 year old striker Jordie van der Laan was handed a ticket to the first leg of Ajax's match with Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League semi-finals and phoned in sick to go along to London to watch it. Unfortunately for van der Laan TV coverage showed his face a number of times and said: "I hadn't expected it would get so out of hand. I didn't show up for training on Tuesday and it got noticed. But in my discussion with Telstar it was agreed it wouldn't get out. The trainer said it was incredibly stupid of me, and with one more game ahead he decided it was best to terminate my contract. I just called in sick and of course it wasn't the best decision. In the end someone found out."

 

Italian FA Ban Raiola

Both super agent Mino Raiola and his cousin Vincenzo have been banned by the Italian FA, Mino for 3 months, Vincenzo for 2. Mino will be suspended until 9th August, 9 days before the summer transfer window closes in the country. A statement from the Italian FA (FIGC) read: "The Sports Procurators Commission, any other exception, deduction and defence rejected, condemns Mr Carmine [Mino] Raiola and Mr Vincenzo Raiola, on his own behalf and as legal representatives of the companies they represent to sanction of the suspension from the exercise of the activity of sports attorney to the extent, respectively: with regard to Mr. Carmine Raiola, of three months, with regard to Mr. Vincenzo Raiola, of two months."

Written by Tris Burke May 09 2019 07:11:07

 

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